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Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:30:50 -0800
From: Alexei Starovoitov <>
To: Daniel Sangorrin <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 1/1] seccomp: provide information about the previous

On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 03:30:00PM +0900, Daniel Sangorrin wrote:
> This patch allows applications to restrict the order in which
> its system calls may be requested. In order to do that, we
> provide seccomp-BPF scripts with information about the
> previous system call requested.
> An example use case consists of detecting (and stopping) return
> oriented attacks that disturb the normal execution flow of
> a user program.
> Signed-off-by: Daniel Sangorrin <>
> diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/seccomp.h b/include/uapi/linux/seccomp.h
>  struct seccomp_data {
>  	int nr;
> +	int prev_nr;
>  	__u32 arch;
>  	__u64 instruction_pointer;
>  	__u64 args[6];

this will break abi for existing seccomp programs.
New field has to be at the end.

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